It was always believed that offensive coordinator Hue Jackson would be a candidate for a head coaching gig during the offseason... He just hasn't been connected with any of the head coaching vacancies yet -- the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills.
Mark Maske, on the NFL beat for the Washington Post, tweets that Jackson is "expected to be" a head coaching candidate for the Buffalo Bills and "maybe" the Atlanta Falcons.
Bengals off. coordinator Hue Jackson expected to be head coaching candidate for Bills, maybe Falcons, source says. Can interview next week.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 3, 2015
The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization that was established to promote minority hiring, included Jackson's name when providing a list of coaching candidates to the NFL. He has the resume: Jackson's offense in Cincinnati finished 15th overall this season, led by a rushing offense that ranked sixth in the NFL. Jackson went 8-8 as the Oakland Raiders head coach in 2011 and since his firing, the Raiders have gone 11-37 with Dennis Allen and Tony Sparano.
As for Jackson, he's only worried about this weekend's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.
"I've got nothing but the Colts on my mind," Jackson said via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "If somebody did, my goal is we've got a big game this week. That's all I can be concerned about."